Areas of expertise for individuals:
- Anxiety, panic attacks
- Issues with self esteem, assertiveness, boundary setting
- Relationship issues (with a romantic partner, family member, friend, colleague, boss, etc)
- Dating issues (helping discover underlying patterns that contribute to the choices we make, finding the right partner, becoming a more mindful and conscious dater)
- Navigating difficult life transitions and changes
- Grief Counseling (death, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of job, end of a friendship, moving)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Imago Relationship Therapy for singles
When people come to see me, something feels amiss for them. It is my goal as a therapist to help my clients reach a place where they feel content with themselves and in life. Additionally, I help people develop the skills and tools to deal with the difficulties of life as they come up. A major part of this is defining who we are, our values and who we want to be. If you work with me, we will explore every aspect of your life and figure out the areas that need special focus. I believe that most of change happens when we take baby steps. Although I believe in helping my clients actively change the things that aren’t working for them, I believe in patience and respect for the pace of the individual’s journey.
Helping clients effectively deal with depression and anxiety, thrive in their relationships and find personal contentment is the goal of the work that I do. When the client wants to put a special focus on relationships/relational issues I really enjoy helping singles find the right person to enjoy life with and helping those in relationships maximize the potential of their current relationship or figure out when to let go.
I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused strategies and imago relationship therapy when I work with clients. I can also address underlying issues of trauma (**often grief related). I am a highly interactive and engaged participant in the sessions but my main goal is to empower those that I work with to make the best, most healthy decisions for them. I also believe in some self-disclosure with my clients if it is appropriate and will help them. I often find that I have been through similar struggles to some of my clients and am happy to share those experiences when relevant.
**Grief work is not necessarily just about losing someone to death. Grief, sadness and traumatic symptoms often arise from any difficult change or loss in life, not limited to, the end of a relationship, loss of a pet, moving, losing a job, changing jobs, end of a friendship, etc)